I’ve realized recently that fear is my North Star. Whereas most people shy away from things that they are scared of, I frequently go towards my fears or use them to adjust course.
In the same way that the literal North Star is guide, showing travelers which way is north, what I fear provides me a sense of direction. I don’t always go towards it, but I do always know where it is.
Fear is a tool I use to navigate and choose my direction.
Instead of being driven by what you fear, can you learn to choose where you are going based on what we want, and what we’re afraid of doing, instead of avoiding altogether? What is your North Star?